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ADDRESS Arras, Albert, Ypres, Normandy
CONTACT e: info@battlefieldsbycar.com f: 0701 424 1418
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THE BATTLE OF ARRAS

3 Day Tour - NOW BOOKING Our tour starts near the historical market town of Arras; the front line for much of WW1. Over 3 days we will give you an insight from a different perspective of this famous battlefield, travelling in a small convoy of a maximum of 5 vehicles, along routes once trod by infantry and visit some of places featured in the movie ‘1917’. You’ll receive CB commentary as we drive along our route so you can really get a sense of where troops came from and what their objectives were.

THE SOMME

3 Day Tour - NOW BOOKING Our tour starts from the historical town of Albert, a place in which soldiers of 1916 were billeted just behind the British lines. Over 3 days we will give you an insight from a different perspective of this famous battlefield, travelling in a small convoy of 5 vehicles, on routes once trod by infantry. You’ll receive CB commentary as we drive along our route so you can really get a sense of where troops came from and what their objectives were.
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GUIDED TOURS WITH A DIFFERENCE…

LET US LEAD YOU ON A DRIVE OF DISCOVERY AND REMEMBRANCE LIKE NO OTHER By selecting one of BattlefieldsbyCar Itineraries you will be able to gain a better understanding of the type of Battlefield tours that we offer. Each guided tour takes you through a different battle area; all form a moving journey though these landscapes of remembrance. We also offer bespoke tours as option and we welcome enquiries from car clubs for tailor-made tours. Contact us for more information.
WHAT’S INCLUDED? All our tours include the following: A twin hotel room and breakfast for the duration of the tour for hotel based tours or Campsite fees with electric for camping based tours An information pack that includes a colour bound booklet containing a series of photographs pertinent to the Tour as well as additional reading pages Museum visits as part of the tour A memorable Tour using your own vehicle Running commentary Loan of a handheld CB radio For more information, go to the individual tour pages
“Thank you for the most enjoyable, informative, and, yes, emotional experience. The tour is a brilliant concept and magnificently prepared and managed. I have no hesitation in recommending it to all.” - The Rev Canon Don Ruddle and Mrs Ruddle, Faversham

HOW TO BOOK A BATTLEFIELDSBYCAR TOUR

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FRONT LINE TOUR

COMING SOON Our Front Line Tour starts on the outskirts of Albert. We will spend some time around The Somme and then head North towards Arras, visiting sites and locations unique to this tour, with a special stop or two along the way. On arrival in Arras, we will check you in to your hotel, the Ibis, which is a one minute walk to the famous Grand Place. In the morning, after a healthy breakfast, we continue the tour, traversing the areas of the Battles of Loos, a visit to Fromelles and other sites and cemeteries. Whilst we’ll drive through the Battlefield areas of the Somme and Arras, covered in depth on other tours, this tour will take a very different route... along with the usual expert commentary via CB radio. We’ll head up to Ypres, where we will check in to your hotel for the night - the four star Ariane Hotel in the centre of town. In the evening there will be time to visit Ypres before a short walk to attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. We will continue the tour the next morning, with visits to some impressive sites, such as Tyne Cot cemetery and Pond Farm in Passchendaele and it’s amazing private museum

NORMANDY, D-DAY

COMING SOON Over three days, we will visit many of the evocative and sometimes emotional sites that stand as a reminder of the human cost and horror experienced by those young Allied soldiers so many years ago. You’ll receive CB commentary as we drive travelling in a small convoy of a maximum of 5 vehicles. Using a well equipped campsite just a short drive from the edge of Gold Beach (or you are welcome to arrange your own accommodation) you will experience the same sand and tides that bore witness to horrific casualties on the first day of the invasion, but gave the allies a foothold on the European mainland. We will travel along the invasion front and will see the side of Normandy that has changed little since the advancing soldiers made their way across and through the lanes and farmland. From the high cliffs and gun emplacements at Pointe Du Hoc, past the remains of German gun batteries to the long shallow beaches, such as Arromanches which still have the remains of the Mulberry Harbours sitting on the sand. We will visit many of the evocative and sometimes emotional sites that now show little sign of the horror experienced by those young Allied soldiers so many years ago

CAR CLUBS AND ENTHUSIASTS

UNIQUE CLUB EVENTS We are happy to organise exclusive tours for your Car Club or just a group of friends. We limit our groups to five vehicles, but we can do multiple groups if required. Group bookings receive a generous discount and we will tailor the tour to your requirements. Contact us to discuss your needs.

BESPOKE TOURS

BATTLEFIELDS TOURS, YOUR WAY For those of you who have a specific request, such as a cemetery visit to see a relative or an individual of note, that can be accommodated in one of our Tours then we will always endeavour to do so. For those of you who wish to be guided on a private tour that encompasses a specific visit please contact us to discuss your needs. All of our tours can be adapted for different durations.

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL TOUR

3 DAY TOUR - 3-5 DEC 2021 NOW BOOKING Starting in Albert and heading North to Arras and then on to Ypres*. We will visit sites not on any of our other tours and you will have the opportunity to experience one of the best Christmas markets in Europe, in Arras! For the first night, you will stay in the IBIS hotel in the centre of Arras, literally a stone’s throw from the market. The second night will be spent in the 4-star Ariane hotel in Ypres where we will take in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate and enjoy the Christmas market there too!

CALAIS TASTER DAY

1 DAY TOUR - JUST £59pp Bring your car and explore the Opale Coast of northern France for the day. Travel to places that have witnessed a succession of invading forces, but now see most vehicles speeding down the motorway to destinations further south. It is all conveniently on our doorstep, within easy reach of the ferries and tunnel at Calais. We begin exploring just five minutes from the Eurotunnel.
NAVIGATION
ADDRESS Arras, Albert, Ypres, Normandy
CONTACT e: info@battlefieldsbycar.com f: 0701 424 1418
SOCIAL

THE BATTLE OF ARRAS

3 Day Tour - NOW BOOKING Our tour starts near the historical market town of Arras; the front line for much of WW1. Over 3 days we will give you an insight from a different perspective of this famous battlefield, travelling in a small convoy of a maximum of 5 vehicles, along routes once trod by infantry and visit some of places featured in the movie ‘1917’. You’ll receive CB commentary as we drive along our route so you can really get a sense of where troops came from and what their objectives were.

THE SOMME

3 Day Tour - NOW BOOKING Our tour starts from the historical town of Albert, a place in which soldiers of 1916 were billeted just behind the British lines. Over 3 days we will give you an insight from a different perspective of this famous battlefield, travelling in a small convoy of 5 vehicles, on routes once trod by infantry. You’ll receive CB commentary as we drive along our route so you can really get a sense of where troops came from and what their objectives were.

GUIDED TOURS WITH A

DIFFERENCE…

LET US LEAD YOU ON A DRIVE OF DISCOVERY AND REMEMBRANCE LIKE NO OTHER By selecting one of BattlefieldsbyCar Itineraries you will be able to gain a better understanding of the type of Battlefield tours that we offer. Each guided tour takes you through a different battle area; all form a moving journey though these landscapes of remembrance. We also offer bespoke tours as option and we welcome enquiries from car clubs for tailor- made tours. Contact us for more information.
WHAT’S INCLUDED? All our tours include the following: A twin hotel room and breakfast for the duration of the tour for hotel based tours or Campsite fees with electric for camping based tours An information pack that includes a colour bound booklet containing a series of photographs pertinent to the Tour as well as additional reading pages Museum visits as part of the tour A memorable Tour using your own vehicle Running commentary Loan of a handheld CB radio For more information, go to the individual tour pages
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“Thank you for the most enjoyable, informative, and, yes, emotional experience. The tour is a brilliant concept and magnificently prepared and managed. I have no hesitation in recommending it to all.” - The Rev Canon Don Ruddle and Mrs Ruddle, Faversham

OUR TOURS

HOW TO BOOK A

BATTLEFIELDSBYCAR TOUR

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NORMANDY, D-DAY

COMING SOON Over three days, we will visit many of the evocative and sometimes emotional sites that stand as a reminder of the human cost and horror experienced by those young Allied soldiers so many years ago. You’ll receive CB commentary as we drive travelling in a small convoy of a maximum of 5 vehicles. Using a well equipped campsite just a short drive from the edge of Gold Beach (or you are welcome to arrange your own accommodation) you will experience the same sand and tides that bore witness to horrific casualties on the first day of the invasion, but gave the allies a foothold on the European mainland. We will travel along the invasion front and will see the side of Normandy that has changed little since the advancing soldiers made their way across and through the lanes and farmland. From the high cliffs and gun emplacements at Pointe Du Hoc, past the remains of German gun batteries to the long shallow beaches, such as Arromanches which still have the remains of the Mulberry Harbours sitting on the sand. We will visit many of the evocative and sometimes emotional sites that now show little sign of the horror experienced by those young Allied soldiers so many years ago

FRONT LINE TOUR

COMING SOON Our Front Line Tour starts on the outskirts of Albert. We will spend some time around The Somme and then head North towards Arras, visiting sites and locations unique to this tour, with a special stop or two along the way. On arrival in Arras, we will check you in to your hotel, the Ibis, which is a one minute walk to the famous Grand Place. In the morning, after a healthy breakfast, we continue the tour, traversing the areas of the Battles of Loos, a visit to Fromelles and other sites and cemeteries. Whilst we’ll drive through the Battlefield areas of the Somme and Arras, covered in depth on other tours, this tour will take a very different route... along with the usual expert commentary via CB radio. We’ll head up to Ypres, where we will check in to your hotel for the night - the four star Ariane Hotel in the centre of town. In the evening there will be time to visit Ypres before a short walk to attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. We will continue the tour the next morning, with visits to some impressive sites, such as Tyne Cot cemetery and Pond Farm in Passchendaele and it’s amazing private museum

BESPOKE TOURS

BATTLEFIELDS TOURS, YOUR WAY For those of you who have a specific request, such as a cemetery visit to see a relative or an individual of note, that can be accommodated in one of our Tours then we will always endeavour to do so. For those of you who wish to be guided on a private tour that encompasses a specific visit please contact us to discuss your needs. All of our tours can be adapted for different durations.

CAR CLUBS AND

ENTHUSIASTS

UNIQUE CLUB EVENTS We are happy to organise exclusive tours for your Car Club or just a group of friends. We limit our groups to five vehicles, but we can do multiple groups if required. Group bookings receive a generous discount and we will tailor the tour to your requirements. Contact us to discuss your needs.

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL TOUR

3 DAY TOUR - 3-5 DEC 2021 NOW BOOKING Starting in Albert and heading North to Arras and then on to Ypres*. We will visit sites not on any of our other tours and you will have the opportunity to experience one of the best Christmas markets in Europe, in Arras! For the first night, you will stay in the IBIS hotel in the centre of Arras, literally a stone’s throw from the market. The second night will be spent in the 4-star Ariane hotel in Ypres where we will take in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate and enjoy the Christmas market there too!

CALAIS TASTER DAY

1 DAY TOUR - JUST £59pp Bring your car and explore the Opale Coast of northern France for the day. Travel to places that have witnessed a succession of invading forces, but now see most vehicles speeding down the motorway to destinations further south. It is all conveniently on our doorstep, within easy reach of the ferries and tunnel at Calais. We begin exploring just five minutes from the Eurotunnel.
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